Warner Community Remembering Teenager Hit, Killed By Car


Tuesday, January 19th 2021, 9:44 pm
By: Jordan Tidwell


WARNER, Okla. -

Loved ones are remembering the life of a Muskogee County teenager who was hit and killed by a car this weekend.

18-year-old Tyler Patterson's friends and family said he was the glue that held everyone together.

"He always had a soft spot; you could always go give him a hug. He was just the cool one of the group," Patterson's friend Eli Terrell said. 

Terrell and Christian Spight said they met Patterson in middle school, and they had an instant bond. They say Patterson was known for his infectious laugh and they can't believe he's gone. 

"It makes you sit back and realize; we were meant to know each other, we were meant to be friends," Spight said. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, but his family said he was filling up his car with gas on the side of the road when he was hit and killed by a car. 

His brother Zachary Rowell said Patterson was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone. 

"He's one of those people who would just go out of their way for a total stranger, just to do things for," Rowell said. 

Rowell said Warner is a small community that is shocked by what happened. He said he is proud of how Patterson’s life has brought everyone together. 

"I don't think Tyler will ever be close to forgotten. We will all know that he was there, he left his mark on that town and that's where we'll be is there with him," Rowell said.  

Rowell said if he could tell his brother Tyler anything, it would be that he loves him, and he will take care of their family. 

You can click here to view a GoFundMe set up to help the family.